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          Bill Schmarzo


          Bill Schmarzo is CTO, IoT and Analytics at Hitachi Vantara. Bill drives Hitachi Vantara’s “co-creation” efforts with select customers to leverage IoT and analytics to power digital business transformations. Bill is an avid blogger and frequent speaker on the application of big data and advanced analytics to drive an organization’s key business initiatives. Bill authored a series of articles on analytic applications, and is on the faculty of TDWI teaching a course on "Thinking Like A Data Scientist." Bill is the author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science." Bill is also an Executive Fellow at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and Honorary Professor at NUI Galway at NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.

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          21-Jan-2020 | Bill Schmarzo

          Part 1 of a 2-part series exploring the intersection between AI and humanity Will artificial intelligence (AI) create an environment where design thinking skills are more valuable than data science

          Young hiker at Great wall ,Beijing,China


          10-Dec-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          There, I said it. I said the “R” word. And no, I’m not talking the political “R” word. I’m talking about the potential of a… r-e-c-e-s-s-i-o-n. There are many indicators pointing to the

          Business people sharing digital tablet during a meeting to engage in continuous learning


          12-Nov-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          “It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. They've only been in business for 155 years.” – Anonymous The Pullman Co (1867), Allied Corp (1920), Heinz (1869), Hughes Tool (1908), Ford Aerospa

          Businessmen discussing data at meeting


          17-Oct-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          I hate it when I hear senior executives state that they want to become data-driven, as if somehow having data is value in of itself. Now, one can hardly blame the unenlightened executive whose only pe

          College students taking notes in lecture hall


          19-Sep-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          Here's a copy of a letter I recently sent to my daughter: Dear Amelia, So, you are entering your junior year in college, and you think that taking a class in data analytics is boring. Well, let

          IT team working in their innovation office, talking and using laptops


          27-Aug-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          The business, economic, and social good that can be delivered courtesy of data science is almost unbounded; it has the potential to improve healthcare, public safety, transportation, education, enviro

          Whiteboard with a decision workflow drawn on it


          6-Aug-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 In the first blog in this series, we explored how organizations can create dynamic business strategies rather than get stuck in cement. Here, we’ll look a

          Basketball and hoop


          30-Jul-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          Part 1 of a 2-part series. Read Part 2. I love watching the NBA’s Golden State Warriors play basketball. Their offensive “improvisation” is a thing of beauty, with constant ball movement in o

          Product designers use AI through a mobile device to make decisions


          23-Jul-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          Wait, the artificial intelligence (AI) advantage is already here and gone? That’s what Deloitte warns in the report “Future in the balance? How countries are pursuing an AI advantage.” A notewo

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          25-Jun-2019 | Bill Schmarzo

          Imagine that you have been challenged to play Steph Curry, the greatest three-point shooter in the history of the National Basketball Association, in a game of one-on-one. Yeah, a pretty predictable o